Google May Focus on E-Commerce Rather Than Stores for Retail Strategy

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After denying rumors that it would be building retail stores similar to those operated by Apple and Microsoft, it appears that Google may be gunning instead for Amazon with a new e-commerce strategy. The Internet search giant is now speculated to be partnering with physical retailers with promises for same-day delivery to take on Amazon’s […]

U.S. Cellular Offers Pay With Phone Service, But Without NFC

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We’ve seen various implementations of the mobile digital wallet before through services like Google Wallet and ISIS that make use of hardware-enabled NFC radios so consumers can pay for goods at physical retail stores. U.S. Cellular’s solution is slightly different as it works with e-commerce, rather than brick and mortar retailers, sites and allows users […]

Apple Looking to Buy ‘The Fancy’ to Allow Its Customers to Buy More Online

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With iOS 6, Apple debuted its foray into the digital wallet space with PassBook, which holds boarding passes, tickets, and coupons. However, unlike rival Android’s Google Wallet, PassBook doesn’t actually allow users the ability to purchase goods and services directly with the app despite Apple having stored over 400 million credit cards on files with […]

From Content Consumption to Commerce, Tablets Lead Smartphones

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In a newly published study, it is found that tablets now lead smartphones in helping to drive e-commerce. While the larger displays of tablets was a driving force behind content consumption in the past, slates are now also driving consumption in commerce as well. According to Monetate, which analyses online commerce, tablets now lead smartphones […]

Google Wallet Absorbs Google Checkout, Primed for Digital & Physical Purchases

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Google Checkout, which was launched as a way to pay for goods over the Internet and compete against PayPal, is now being absorbed by Google’s Google Wallet initiative. The Google Wallet initiative was initially launched with Google’s support of NFC, or near field communications, technology on its mobile Android platform as a way to pay […]